March 11

Jeff Swanson’s Case-fitter

9 pm

Jeff Swanson’s Case-fitter

Every Sunday, The Whistler and North Coast Brewing team up to present our favorite jazz artists at The Patron Saint of Jazz series. Tonight we celebrate the release of Case-fitter’s new album, which was recorded live at the Whistler during the band’s 2017 residency.

A Case-fitter is a craftsman who assembles the different parts of the watch case to house the movement in its exact dimensions. Guitarist Jeff Swanson’s newest project looks at this concept from a musician’s standpoint and allows a wide range of influences to make it’s way into the repertoire. Accompanied by some of Chicago’s finest open-minded musicians, the group explores improvisations and sound collages while piecing together Swanson’s compositions in real-time. An early preview of their album is available below via Whistler Records.

The core Case-fitter lineup is:

  • Jeff Swanson — guitar, electronics, compositions
  • Lane Beckstrom — electric bass
  • Greg Artry — drums

North Coast Brewing is a proud supporter of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. For every case of Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale sold, North Coast Brewing makes a contribution to the Institute in support of jazz education. To date they’ve contributed over one million dollars to the Institute.

(band photo by Jacob Hand)

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